I recently found this piece of artwork lying among the scattered papers on my desk. A thought came to mind – maybe this little cartoon could bring a smile to someones face. 🙂 Here we are! Let me tell you a little bit about this piece. First off, I have a question for you. It’s a question that my sister and I have fun with. “What part of the picture did I draw/paint first?”
The answer: The “U” shape of her face…
…then came the hair, her nose, eyes and mouth. After all that, I needed to figure out where she was, and what she was doing. All I had at this point was her head. I decided to wrap her up in a towel and place her in a puddle of water, with bubbles floating and popping all around her. While I titled this post “The Little Ginger” I like to call this piece of artwork “Bath Time”. My puppy, Murphy, would disagree that bath time is this cute and wonderful, though I’m hoping he’ll love it someday. Is that too much to hope?
Next, I want to mention that I’m quite spontaneous when it comes to painting, drawing and being creative. I find it difficult – making time during the day to simply sit down, relax and let my creativity soar. I feel like there’s always a gazillion other things to do, and that I don’t have enough time to relax! But, when I finally DO set aside time to experiment, create and let my imagination do what it does best, I find it really hard to stop! Everything starts coming together, and I keep getting ideas that I don’t want to let go of until they’re finished. This all starts off with that split second decision. “Okay, it’s time to do some art!” 🙂 And then I’m off, I’m in a new world!
The supplies – I used artist pens and watercolor paints. I used these paintbrushes and this paper. These are some of my favorite tools to use in my art workshop (my room). 🙂 I hope this post encourages a smile or two, and inspires you to think bright thoughts today.
This cute curly haired cartoon doesn’t have a name yet! I would LOVE to hear your ideas in the comments below!